collectivization collectivization  /kə ˌlɛk tɪ vɪ ˈzeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the organization of a nation or economy on the basis of collectivism

News

  • Stalin starved Ukraine in terror

    Eighty years after millions of people in Ukraine died in a famine kept secret by the Kremlin, the catastrophe that has come to be called the Holodomor is gaining recognition in the Capital Region. Between 1932 and 1933, the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin forced a communist policy of collectivization of agriculture in Ukraine along with a drive to subdue a potential drive for independence as a ...
    on November 1, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. "There is now a wealth of historical material detailing the specific features of Stalin's forced collectivization and terror famine policies against Ukraine," Yushchenko wrote in the Wall Street Journal late last year. "Other parts of the...
    on Apr 26, 2008 By: Viktor Yushchenko Source: Washington Post

  2. "Our people, who endured the horrors of the civil war, forced collectivization, and the mass repressions of the 1930s, understand very well -- perhaps better than anybody else -- what [execution sites] like Katyn, Mednaya, Pyatikhatka mean to many...
    on Apr 7, 2010 By: Vladimir Putin Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  3. NEW DELHI: In what will mark a change in the government's focus, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that "collectivization, corporatization and land consolidation through land alienation are neither possible nor socially desirable",...
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Times of India

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